Just as Taylor Swift tops the Billboard 200 this week with the lowest-ever sales (52,000 copies) for a No. 1 album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991, the “Speak Now” songstress is rolling out her pensive “Back to December” video.
Video: Taylor Swift, “Back to December”
In the clip, Swift, clad in pajamas and suffering from a bad case of cabin fever, laments the lose of her lover. She takes the “December” mention seriously, as snowflakes fall from inside her home. Meanwhile, her (surprisingly hipster) ex also sulks, wandering through snowy landscapes and eventually finding a note from Ms. Swift.
Considering “Back to December” is a song Swift used to make peace and apologize to an ex, the video is appropriately understated. Many perceive the “Speak Now” second single to be directed at Swift’s ex-boyfriend, “Twilight” actor Taylor Lautner.